Published in conjunction with the November 2000 through December 2001 exhibition, "Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures from Ancient Ukraine", this volume presents the most important Scythian gold objects in Ukraine, many of which were discovered only in the last two decades. The nine essays, color illustrations, and maps of civilizations of the ancient world and excavation sites combine analysis of the 172 pieces with an overview of recent advances in our understanding of Scythian culture.
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For more than a century, Russian Jews were restricted to residence in the western provinces of Russia, the so-called Pale of Settlement. In this fascinating volume, 125 duotone photographs document the carved tombstones of this region, specifically present-day Ukraine and Moldova. The stones are poignant memorials to the lost world of the shtetl and practically all that remain of a major Jewish art tradition. They are also unique genealogical records for Americans descended from Russian Jewry. The photographs, made by the artist and photographer David Goberman from the 1930s through the 1960s, are in many cases the sole documentation of tombstones that have been effaced or destroyed.
An introduction by Robert Pinsky resonates with the once-vibrant culture of Eastern Jewry. Essays by Goberman and Gershon Hundert, an expert on the history of Jewish life in Russia, place the tombstones in their artistic and cultural setting, and explain the Jewish traditions surrounding their creation. The images are organized by the regions where the cemeteries are located, and captions include translations of the Hebrew and Yiddish inscriptions on the stones. Published to accompany an exhibition organized by The Brooklyn Museum of Art, this book is an essential contribution to the history of Jewish art and culture.
Based on collections in the Chernihiv Historical Museum, this is the most comprehensive research on the topic. Nearly 300 color fragments of embroidery in silk, gold and silver thread as well as multicolored cotton thread on sheets, ritual cloths, pillowcases, tablecloths, clothing, ecclesiastical vestments and other objects common to the households of the Cossack elite.
Vira Zaichenko is senior researcher at the Chernihiv Historical Museum and has conducted wide-ranging historical and ethnographic research in the Chernihiv region.
The ancient Greeks traveled widely by sea and founded colonies in far-flung locations. On the north coast of the Black Sea were a number of such Greek settlements, places where the Greeks made contact with the local Scythian population. Greek goods were traded extensively throughout the region, and many of these often-luxurious articles eventually made their way into tombs. From its wealth of such Greek finds from the Black Sea, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg has lent some 175 Greek objects to an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa. This richly illustrated catalogue to the exhibition presents nine essays on the archaeology of the northern Black Sea region and its history, culture, and art, including sculpture, pottery, gems, and jewelry. Written by curators at the State Hermitage Museum, Greeks on the Black Sea presents an intriguing world at once Greek and barbarian.
TheÂ twenty essays in this book originated from a Metropolitan Museum symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition âThe Golden Deer of Eurasia: Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppesâ (2000â2001). Texts by prominent scholars include: âThe Prehistory of Scythian Cavalry: The Evolution of Fighting on Horsebackâ by David W. Anthony; âSteppe Nomadic Culture and Political Organizationâ by Thomas J. Barfield; âMobility, Art, and Identity in Early Iron Age Europe and Asiaâ by Peter S. Wells; âThe Gold of the Griffins: Recent Excavation of a Frozen Tomb in Kazakhstanâ by Henri-Paul Francfort, Giancarlo Ligabue, and Zainullah Samashev; and âDiscovery of a Royal Burial of the Scythian Period in Tuvaâ by Konstantin V. Chugunov, Anatolii Nagler, and Hermann Parzinger.
The Berthier-Delagarde Collection is the most significant collection of Early Medieval jewellery from the Crimean region of the Ukraine in the West. The catalogue is important not only for the archaeology of the region, but also for the broader relationship of the finds to Anglo-Saxon, Frankish and German jewellery.